When a landslide held up jeeps eighteen miles from Korphe, the whole village including the holy man of Korphe came to help and carried the roof beams to the village. It was the way the conservative mullah showed his support to the school. Not all were like this. The powerful head of Askole arrived one day to stop the work and would go away only he was offered twelve of the best rams as a penalty for allowing a kafir to build a school.
|The first school .|
As I thought about Greg and his work across our border, the controversies within the USA about his style of management and accusations of wasteful methods of using funds, the events became much larger and more complicated and way beyond the scope of my blog. Raghu had similar thoughts and he asked me 'The pictures were interesting. The caption says Namma ooru, when are you returning? (To Bengaluru!)
|The school was first built in 1995 but had to be brought down due to its poorly constructed foundation. It was then rebuilt with a stronger foundation and reinforced concrete.|
|The new road to Korphe. The old pillars are seen.|
|The girl students. |
. What they do? How do they feel?
Hopefully they are not victims of the new wave of violence